Camp Argo Update 5/24/2020
Camp Argo Postponement to Summer 2021
COVID-19 Coronavirus Update 5/10/20
Camp Argo Summer 2020 is moving forward! To ensure a safe experience for everyone at Camp Argo, we are going to continue to monitor any COVID-19 updates and implement them at camp this summer.
As of Tuesday, May 6, Governor Lamont announced that summer camps can open June 29. Also, Beth Bye, commissioner of the Office of Early Childhood, provided some more specific guidelines regarding group sizes (10 max) and disinfecting requirements.
We would like all our families to feel a sense of normalcy when the quarantine is officially lifted and we can get outside to enjoy Camp Argo this summer. We certainly understand the need for some type of routine, the social component by being outdoors & with friends and we intend to do our best to provide that to your camper this summer!
Please read the note below in regards to online registrations at this time...
COVID-19 Coronavirus Update – 4/18/20
To All Camp Argo Families:
All of us at Camp Argo are still planning for Summer 2020. We recognize that you have questions about our current “reality” as do we. When we find out more information how to proceed this summer, it will be passed on to our camp families right away.
If necessary we will extend or shorten our season accordingly. We will apply your current registration spot (with priority) to another week, please be patient and do not worry.
We are currently awaiting CDC guidance as well as American Camp Association strategic planning. At Camp Argo, we must put the safety of our campers and staff first, and that we need expert scientific guidance to help drive that decision-making process.
We are staying positive & excited about this summer! If you would like to learn more about Camp Argo please join us for our next “virtual” Open House on Tuesday, April 21st @ 6pm.
COVID-19 Coronavirus Update – 3/19/20
To All Camp Argo Families:
Your welfare is our top priority and we want you to be safe & healthy during this unprecedented challenge facing our communities. At Camp Argo, we are making preparations to ensure camp operates this summer as normally as possible. We are taking the time now to continually update our own health policies by tracking the public information made available regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).
As of today, we will be continuing with Camp Argo’s summer program AS PLANNED, so that your child can look forward to enjoying a wonderful experience outdoors with their friends! Currently, we will be shifting our scheduled Open House on March 24th to a virtual model with the goal of providing a meaningful experience for those that would like to learn more about Camp Argo.
In response to the many questions & concerns Camp Argo is receiving pertaining to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, please review the information & links below. They will provide important guidance for Camp Argo including waivers, imposed Executive Orders, and resources to support Camp Argo during this time.
March 24 (online via Zoom), April 21 (online via Zoom),
May 5 (online via Zoom), May 17(online via Zoom), and June 16 (online via Zoom),
Everyone is invited to attend our Camp Argo Open House from 6:00-7:00pm (rain or shine). Kids are always welcome!
If you are interested in learning more about camp, meeting some of the counselors, taking a brief tour and asking any questions, then please join us!
Park in the Camp Cedarcrest parking lot (886 Mapledale Rd., Orange, CT), walk across the bridge, and meet us in the main building.
Camp Argo is an outdoor, recreational day camp located on 42 acres in Orange, Connecticut where siblings and friends can come together to enjoy the benefits of a summer experience.
Additionally, Camp Argo strives to accomodate campers with different social abilities in a safe, nurturing environment.
Camp Argo is a non-profit organization and our mission is to promote and embrace the philosophy that “Everyone can be a HERO!” At Camp Argo we strongly feel that it is important for your child to grow through interactive play, traditional and non-traditional sports, and other creative outlets in a safe learning environment.
Camp Argo believes in empowering campers to dream big, be kind to one another, find their strengths, try their best, and learn to lead by example. To us at Camp Argo, this is the definition of a HERO!
Camp Argo helps each camper realize that the attributes of a true HERO are within all of us! With this in mind, our program is designed to emphasize the HERO-like characteristics that we discover within each other when trying new activities, participating in recreational group games, spending time with our peers, and giving back in the community.
In doing so Camp Argo recognizes the courageous & resilient HEROIC qualities our campers demonstrate and honor them at the end of each day. Also, Camp Argo invites local heroes, community leaders, artists, entertainers, and educators to come speak and work with our campers to give them a full, engaging camp experience.
Camp Argo was named after the heroic story of Jason and the Argonauts, and their quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece. The Golden Fleece was the wool coat of a golden winged ram that was so valuable, the king had it hung on a tree protected by a fierce dragon. It was a feat deemed impossible.
Jason selected a team of HEROES called the Argonauts after the ship they were to set sail on, the Argo. It was to take them on a tremendous adventure where they would face many challenges along the way to retrieve the Golden Fleece. Each of the heroes played significant roles in winning these difficult challenges by using their personal strengths.
Similarly, our campers will also partake in many challenges and adventures throughout the summer. We hope our campers will use their individual talents to succeed in the activities they participate in at Camp Argo and to discover their inner HERO!
Board of Directors:
President: Courtney Nevis
Treasurer: Cathy Ianotta
Secretary: Carson Echeverry
To contact the Board please email email@example.com.
Until Summer 2020
An outdoor recreational day camp
from 9am - 4pm welcoming all campers ages 4 - 15 years
located at Camp Cedarcrest in Orange, CT.
Summer 2020 Weekly Sessions
Week Two: June 29-July 3
Week Three: July 6-10
Week Four: July 13-17
Week Five: July 20-24
Week Six: July 27-31
Week Seven: Aug 3-7
Week Eight: Aug 10-14
$265 (1st camper)
$240 (each sibling)
$215 Extended School Year Option
$200 Counselor in Training
$165 Discovery Option
Discovery, CIT & ESY Options
9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
CIT Option (14 & 15yrs only)
Extended School Year Option
12-4pm M-Th & ALL day Friday 9am-4pm
(those attending Summer School)
7:30am-9am or 4pm-5:30pm.
$10 flat rate per block
(includes all siblings)
Who, What & Why We Are:
2020 Camper Registrations
Will Begin February 15th
Camp Argo accepts online camper registrations ONLY via Campdocs.
Click the "Register" button below.
Applying for a partial Campership:
Click the "Campership Eligibilty Packet" below and return before April 15th.
Applying to be a part of the Inclusion Program:
Click the "Inclusion Camper & Parent Input Form" below.
Camper Spots Remaining... as of May 24th
At Camp Argo we feel that a big reason why campers will return year after year is in part because of the amazing relationship between themselves and our counseling staff.
We are determined to hire the most incredible individuals that are committed to the physical, mental, emotional, and social development of each camper.
The staff is excited to welcome your camper upon arrival and ensure they feel safe and connected to their group. Their focus will be to encourage your camper to believe in their abilities while learning new skills and having a blast all summer!
Camp Supervisors & Specialists
Coach Nevis is personally connected with Camp Argo because his children attend and his two boys are autistic and part of the Inclusion Program at camp. Coach is excited to continue providing wonderful experiences for kids within the community, their siblings, families and friends each summer.
This summer, as one of our Camp Inclusion Supervisors, Linda is prepared to bring her passion for inclusion, patience, and creativity to camp. She is especially excited to return because she LOVES working with our amazing crew!
At Camp Argo, Roxanna is very eager to engage our campers with fun & creative activities in nature's classroom!
In order to support Camp Argo's belief that everyone can be a HERO, Courtney spends much of her time inviting local heroes, educators, community leaders, and charitable organizations to come speak about their positions in the community. As Board President, Courtney is continually focusing her efforts on fundraising and grant opportunities.
For those that are high school age and older, you may apply as a volunteer counselor and the hours worked may satisfy your community service requirements. According to the State of CT Dept of Public Health Youth Camp states that if you are at least 16 years old, you may apply to be a volunteer counselor.
A positive attitude and genuine enthusiasm for working with children are vital as a day camp counselor at Camp Argo. This is a great opportunity to build leadership skills while spending the summer outdoors! Patience is critical because our campers are away from home for the day and you may need to calm their nerves and help everyone have a great experience. A camp counselor at Camp Argo is enthusiastic in the planning, teaching, coordinating and the participation in all of our camp activities.
Camp Argo and our future campers want a professional that is passionate about working with children, is creative, thoughtful, adaptive, and able to be a part of a team! Our supervisor team consists of specialists in Activities, Inclusion & Wellness. Other areas consist of Creative Arts, Archery, Canoeing & Fishing.